As what was previously discussed in this blog a website designer does not only need to know how to code or to write web design scripts. There is also a need for the website designer to know how to utilise the different multimedia editing software. Multimedia such as graphics, video and audio are now easily incorporated to a web page design thanks to HTML 5 elements. The problem however is that a website designer must be ready and be knowledgeable in editing such multimedia interfaces such as video, audio and graphics. One of the first thing that a web designer must know is how to create graphic designs that would be incorporated into the website. There are several software applications that may be used for graphic design which could produce great images that could be used for website design.
The Software Applications
There are three common names which we always hear when it comes to Graphic design, they are popular because of the power and flexibility which the application can give to a graphic designer and these software applications are:
1. Photoshop – developed by Adobe systems, this graphic design software is considered as one of the most powerful and versatile graphic design application. This is because it does not only allow the design for a specific platform but rather it gives you the choice on how to design the image based on the purpose to which you intend to use it. If you intend to do it for video purposes then you will have to utilise the presets made available in photoshop. Furthermore, its compositing capability makes it more flexible through the different options available to edit different layers of the composited image.
2. Corel Draw – also known as an alternative to Photoshop because of the fact that it has the same power and flexibility in terms of graphic design. Compositing is also possible and its features and functionality are almost the same as that of Photoshop.
3. GIMP – again another graphic design software that offers almost similar features with that of Photoshop. Its third party support however is not as vast as that of Corel and Photoshop. It’s upside however is the fact that GIMP is actually a free software.
Knowledge is power as they say, knowing your different options in terms of graphic design which you could use to create and edit images to be used in your web design will give you an idea on what software will best fit your needs. Choose one software and become a master graphic designer using such software, we guarantee that you will be able to create great designs.